Millennial History

By Steve Jackson

An abridged review of early world history through the modern American political and social climate

Millennial History

Slept through high school history class? Want to learn more about the book cover icons of Harriet Tubman, Chief Joseph, George Washington and others? How about the Russian naval officer who saved the world from nuclear annihilation? If you do, then Millennial History may be for you.

From the dawn of man to the Biden Presidency, the book begins with an abridged version of the contributions of ancient cultures that led to the rise of Europe and the settlement of America.

The emphasis of the book is on the foundations of the American nation rooted in democracy, individual freedoms, sacrifice and a strong work ethic. The latter chapters explore the influence of popular culture and the media on a changing America, both for better and worse. Recent presidencies are detailed and the book ends on an ominous note, identifying the main threats to the survival of a democratic America.

This book could be read as either a textbook on teacher education or as a victim’s story.

Think Twice...About Teaching

Think Twice….About Teaching is a narrative tale written as a memoir that covers a lot of ground concerning the field of education. It begins as an autobiography then delves into a retrospective view of the classroom environment beginning with the 1970’s and traces the changes up to the present. 

After detailing changes in the teaching world over the past thirty years, the next phase of the book describes the gut-wrenching destruction of a highly-disciplined career teacher with a traditional approach to problem-solving in his classroom.

A conspiracy is hatched by a cabal of small-minded bureaucrats and politicians against this man resulting in a protracted administrative termination hearing and a subsequent process of appeal.

This book could be read as either a textbook on teacher education or as a victim’s story.

Through either prism, you will not come away disappointed and you might look at the teaching profession in an entirely new light.

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Once I asked a student to locate the city of Chicago on a world map and the student stared intently at the continent of Africa… How do you know where you are going if you do not know where you have been?